Price AU $119,500

AU $119,500
The Herreshoff Nereia design is renowned for its stunning classic lines, clipper bow, and excellent sailing abilities. This vessel is an exception example of the design, having been superbly built in Western Australia by Chris Bowman in 2002. The composite hull is built of strip planked cedar with West System epoxy and fiberglass inside and out, providing excellent strength with low maintenance. This vessel is the epitome of a modern classic, with its immaculately varnished timber trims, quality canvas work, and custom cast bronze fittings. The current shipwright owner has continued to improve the vessel with a NEW 2014 NANNI 50HP DIESEL ENGINE, NEW 2021 DYNEEMA STANDING RIGGING, RUNNING RIGGING, AND LIFE LINES, NEW 2021 FURLING HEADSAIL, NEW 2022 BATTERIES, the list goes on! With its comfortable She Oak timber fit out, renewable energy sources, and bluewater capability, this is a vessel that is ideal as a long range cruiser, or even liveaboard. Sure to turn heads where ever you pull into dock, this vessel is one not to miss!

Stepping inside, the interior is full of old world charm and traditional features. The timber trims and white finishes give a warm and welcoming ambience. The saloon features two neatly upholstered settees with seating for 6 in comfort around the generous dinette. There a clever system to convert the starboard settee into a generous double berth, with slide up panels to create a central private double cabin when required. There is also a private cabin forward with two single berths, and starboard quarter berth, creating good accommodation for 6. To port is the well appointed galley. This features a 4 burner stove with oven, top loading fridge, deep stainless steel sink, and excellent bench space. The is also a diesel heater for comfortable cruising all year round, and the package is complete with private bathroom with toilet (with holding tank), H/C shower, and vanity.

Outside, the cockpit has excellent protected with spray dodger and bimini. The vessel is well set up for easy shorthanded sailing with an autopilot, furling headsail, and self tailing winches. The classic blocks and modern dyneema rigging add to the traditional aesthetics whilst providing excellent strength. The main is set up with a gaff rig, with standard mizzen arrangement. There is easy access around the wide side decks, and the high bulwarks provide excellent security. This vessel has been well set up for serious offshore cruising with a wind generator, and solar panels, meaning the vessel can stay at anchor without needing to run the engine to charge. This also provides excellent autonomy when cruising in remote locations.

This vessel is powered by a NEW 2014 Nanni 50HP Diesel Engine. This provides easy cruising at 6.5 knots. There is excellent access to the engine below the companionway for easy servicing.

This vessel really is the complete package! Full of classic charm, modern luxuries, and impressive performance, it is sure to impress on inspection. It also boasts an extensive cruising history, having covered many miles including the WA coast, through the Kimberleys and across to QLD and down to Hobart. It is now ready for its next adventure! For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.

Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Kettering TAS
Family, Leisure, Cruising
L Francis Herreshoff
Chris Bowman
36' - 10.97m
12 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Traditional long keel with 6 tonnes lead ballast
Hull Material
Composite Strip plank Cedar with West System Epoxy and Fiberglass inside and outside
Deck Material
Fiberglass over Marine Ply
NEW 2014 Nanni N4.50 50HP 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
3L per/hr
Cruise Speed
6.5 Knots
2 Blade Fixed Prop
Well appointed galley on the port side featuring a 4 burner stove with oven, top loading fridge, deep stainless steel sink, and excellent bench space.
55L isotherm sea water cooled top loading fridge
Smev 7000 Series 4 burner gas stove with oven
Hot Water System
35L Hot water System from 240V and Engine
There is a private cabin forward with two single berths. The saloon can be configured as two single settee berths, or a single on the port side, and large double on the starboard side which can then be enclosed with sliding panels to make a private cabin. There is also a single quarter berth to starboard.
H/C Shower in bathroom
Manual Toilet with 60L holding tank
16" TV
Pioneer Radio/CD Player
Air Conditioning
Diesel Heater
2.4m Inflatable Dinghy
2HP Yamaha 2 Stroke Outboard
Boom Tent
Cockpit Clears
Winch Covers
Ground Tackle
Muir Cheetah H-1600 Electric Anchor Winch
Manson Boss 25kg Primary Anchor with 70m x Chain
Admiralty Spare Anchor
Delta 16kg Spare Anchor
Safety Gear
Dan Buoy
Gas monitor
Jack Stays
Life Ring
Bilge Pumps
Rule 1500 12V Electric Bilge Pump and Manual Bilge Pump
Kannad EPIRB
Life Jackets
3 x Life Jackets
Inshore Flare Kit
Fire Protection
2 x Fire Extinguishers + Fire Blanket
12V and 240V Systems throughout
NEW 2022 3 x 120AH AGM House Batteries
NEW 2022 1 x Engine Start Battery
Projecta Battery Charger
150W Inverter
300W Solar Panels
Air Silent Wind Generator
LED Lighting throughout
Raymarine e7D 7" Chart Plotter
Icom VHF Radio
Icom HF Radio
2 x ST400 Tiller Pilots
Raymarine depth sounder and log
Garmin GPS
Sail Inventory
Gaff Rigged Mainsail
NEW 2021 Furling Headsail
Working Staysail
Storm Jib Staysail
MPS main and mizzen
1 x spare headsail
Mast / Rigging
The main and mizzen are laminated oregon
NEW 2021 Dyneema Standing Rigging
NEW 2021 All running rigging (in Dyneema and Spectra)
Deck Gear
4 x Self Tailing 2 speed winches in the cockpit
1 x mast winches
Dyneema life lines
Fleming self steering system

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